Episode 28: Famous Mormons


Join Lindsay and Malia as they discuss some of Mormonism’s most “famous people.” If you’re into all that “worldly” stuff……………

Thanks in part to FamousMormons.net

Opening bumper a clip from “Donny & Marie Osmond – “Life Is Just What You Make It”

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Episode 27: The Nature of God and the Divine Feminine

Join Lisa as she and Kristine Haglund talk with Fiona Givens, co-author of the new book, “The Good Who Weeps,” as they discuss the birth of Christ, the nature of God, the Divine Feminine and Fiona’s new book in this special Christmas Eve episode.

Pick up your copy of “The God Who Weeps” here!

Please join Fiona and Terryl Givens at the upcoming

Christ Conference
Saturday 29 December 2012
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Salt Lake City Main Library 4th floor conference room*

Register Here!
Click here for info about the Christ Conference.

Song at the end of podcast: What Child is This by Lindsey Stirling

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Episode 26: Faith, Fear and Moving Forward Feminism With Joanna Brooks

Join Lindsay as she chats with Joanna Brooks about what it’s like to experience fear as a Mormon Feminist and how you can transition from fear and move forward to let Mormon Feminism work for you.

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Hey there, it’s midweek but things are happening, and Mormon feminists are in the news. Or more precisely, their pants are in the news. And so we’re happy to bring you this special bonus pantscast featuring the fabulous pantstigators Stephanie Lauritzen and Kimberly Brinkerhoff Baptista in conversation with Lindsay and Kaimi. Here you can learn: What is “Wear Pants to Church Day?” What is “All Enlisted”? Plus, how you can participate, and the secrets of how women-in-pants will bring about the end of civilization as we know it. So pull on your pants and your headphones and join the conversation.

Links we talk about

Stephanie’s original post on activism
All Enlisted
Wear Pants to Church Day

Some fabulous blog responses and other blog links of note

FMH Lisa discusses mean responses
FMH guest Sandra talks individuality and authenticity
Zelophehad’s Daughters discuss how reactions show the importance of the event
Kaimi at FMH a few years ago, discussing pants and individuality
Exponent blog talks about the narrative created by this event
Awesome post by Jana Riess last year about pants-wearing
Kimberly interview with the Cultural Hall
C Jane talks about how pants really are the worst thing


A zillion news articles about the Pantsimony (yes, it’s a big deal) (thanks Kimberly for the linky goodness)

Associated Press (running in multiple newspapers)
Salt Lake Tribune
Daily Herald
ABC 4 TV (follow-up)
Religion Dispatches (Joanna Brooks)
Daily Mail
San Francisco

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Episode 25: An Interview With Kristine Haglund

photo credit: D’Arcy Benincosa: Official Photographer of Mormon Feminists since 2010

Join Lisa as she interviews Kristine Haglund about growing up, her faith and her feelings about the church and how Kristine makes it all work.

Kristine Haglund is the current editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, a current or former permablogger at By Common Consent and Times and Seasons, and noted Mormon historian and cultural commentator. She has suggested that the “experience of independent Mormon publishing sector [can provide] . . . a potential model” for members “at a moment where new kinds of assimilation are called for.”

She has an A.B. from Harvard in German Studies and an M.A. from the University of Michigan in German Literature.

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Episode 24 – Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter 2 – The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Part Two

Join Alyssa as she interviews George Miller, an expert in historical research about the connections between Mormonism and Masonry. This episode is part of the Daughters in My Kingdom series, a monthly series devoted to exploring a scholarly, uncorrelated history of women in the church. In this two-part episode, they discuss the history of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo (1842-1844). In the second episode, George and Alyssa discuss the strong Masonic imagery that Joseph Smith employed when addressing the Relief Society and what these allusions reveal about Joseph Smith’s possible intentions for the future of women in the church. Also be sure to check out part one!

Image credit: A photograph of the first page in the Official Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, containing a frontispiece that was reportedly found open on the Bible when the Nauvoo Relief Society was first formed. This frontispiece is a Masonic prayer used to open a new lodge: “O, Lord! help our widows, and fatherless children! So mote it be. Amen. With the sword, and the word of truth, defend thou them. So mote it be. Amen.”

Related Links:

Episodes in George Miller’s podcast series on Mormons and Masonry:

D. Michael Quinn’s “Mormon Women Have Had the Priesthood Since 1843″


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Episode 23 – Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter 2 – The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Part One

Join Alyssa, Lindsay, Kaimi and George Miller for another installment in the Daughters in My Kingdom series. This is a monthly series devoted to exploring a scholarly, uncorrelated history of women in the church. In this two-part episode, they discuss the history of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo (1842-1844). In the first episode, they discuss how the Relief Society was first formed, how the practice of polygamy had a strong impact on the proceedings of the early Relief Society meetings, and propose different theories about why the Relief Society was disbanded for the next 23 years of church history. Be sure to check out part two!

Image credit: Portrait of Emma Hale Smith, 1st President of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo and wife of Joseph Smith. This portrait was painted by Lee Green Richards.

Related links:

Previous podcasts in this series:

The Official Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery’s Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith

Lindsay’s blog series: Remembering the Forgotten Women of Joseph Smith

Anne Frior Scott’s Natural Allies: Women’s Associations in American History

Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter Two: “Something Better”: The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo

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